Five Outdoor Activities to do this Spring

Most of the country is still cold, or Mother Nature is just drunk. Spring is coming, whether you choose to believe it or not....

Camping checklist 2018: What You Should Bring

One of my New Years Resolutions is to go camping in 2018. It's been years since I've camped. I spend a lot of time...

Diving: You Really Shouldn’t Do It

Hi folks, nice to meet you. I’m Jeff from Wisconsin. I hear that you’re thinking about taking up SCUBA diving? Well, I have one...

Budget Hunting: How to Afford the Hunt

Hunting is an expensive hobby to have. If you can even call it a hobby. Hunting for me is quickly turning into a lifestyle....
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Confessions of a Turkey Hunter: The Real Reason You (And I) Aren’t Killing Anything

The leaves are changing, the crisp snap of the cold autumn air sounds the siren many of us have waited months for hunting season. Whether...
people at a campfire

Camping With A Family – Activities

Over the weekend the family and I went camping in Gettysburg, PA. I found that camping with small children can be challenging so I...

Camping Hacks: Accomplish Anything With A Rope

Everyone remember that scene from The Boondock Saints? You know, the one where Murphy is trying to convince Conner the necessity of rope for their...
Boy playing at the edge of a lake

Camping with A Family – What to Bring.

What's up, MING fans? I have returned from my writing sabbatical that was caused by my wife producing another human. Speaking of new humans,...

Early Teal Season Lessons Learned

Texas has three weeks in September for teal season. I managed to make it out twice for my first teal season, twice for my...

Rifle Sighting: Getting From on the Paper to in the Black

Whether its a new optic, new rifle, or opening day of deer season, your odds at a successful day in whatever your firearm sport...
Lake with trees turning colors

Fishing the Fall Transition

Fishing the fall transition can be fast-paced, or slower than a line at the DMV. Fall is upon us, well at least here in...
Looking down a fishing rod.

Simple, Universal Fishing Knots

I struggle with writer's block from time to time. Luckily our Editors neighbor, who is a big supporter of MING, recommended this article topic....
Close-up shot of a row of engraved shotguns on a rack

“This is my Boomstick” – Shotgun Edition

In every gun cabinet, and in every turkey hunt, a shotgun is (or was) a common sight across America. While a far cry from...
Duck blind in the water used for Hunting

The Off-Season: Combating Hunting Withdrawal

Hunting season is still two months away. Come September a lot of seasons are opening up. Here in West Texas, it's September Teal season....
Foreign soldiers with metal helmets in beige uniforms with a rifle slung upon their backs

“This is my Boomstick” – Rifle Edition

Since the discovery of fire, creation has always sought out bigger and better ways to harness its power and apply it towards different intentions....
Aerial view of a lake.

Finding Fish Fast on Unfamiliar Water

We are in the middle of summer vacation season, and many of us are traveling. I’m currently writing this during leg 1 of my...
delaware-canal in Pennsylvania

The United States of the Great Outdoors: Pennsylvania (Pt. 2)

After writing the first part of The United States of the Great Outdoors: Pennsylvania, I was approached on social media by a PA local....
Mounted Largemouth Bass

Using Soft Plastic Baits for More Summer Fish

Soft plastic bait is a lot like fishing line. There are hundreds to choose from and each kind has a different purpose in the...
Pennsylvania hiking, hunting and fishing

The United States of the Great Outdoors: Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania, home of the Liberty Bell, cheesesteaks, and steel. It's the same state where our Founding Fathers signed the middle finger directed at the...
Shore fishing

Shore Fishing for Boatless Anglers

If you are anything like me, you don't own a boat. This is a normal aggravation for many of us shore anglers. It's such...
American flag painted on a lake dock

The United States of the Great Outdoors: New York

The first thought of New York is, of course, New York City. Fortunately for all the city-goers, there are some great outdoor activities the...
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Weekend Fishing Trip – Friends, Beer and Fishing

Have a weekend fishing trip coming up? Don't do it alone. If you would rather go into the woods all by yourself for a fishing...
A dog and tent in the woods on a camping trip

Camping Trip to Complete that Weekend Fishing Trip

Why not turn your fishing trip into a camping trip as well? After all, fishing is an outdoor activity, and so is camping. If...
Scenic lake with mountain backdrop for weekend fishing

Weekend Fishing Trip Essentials: Write This Down

Weekend fishing trip coming up? Have everything you need to make it a success? Do you even know where to start? Time to pull...

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